Associate Principal Bass
A native of Manhattan, KS, Bobby is a stylistically diverse bassist and educator with experience in a wide range of genres. Bobby was appointed Associate Principal Bass with the Omaha Symphony in 2023 after performing as a member of the bass section since 2017. His festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra.
In addition to his orchestral career, Bobby has performed jazz, rock, and pop throughout the United States, appearing at such venues as The Jazz Kitchen and The Chatterbox in Indianapolis, as well as Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. He received two awards from Downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards in 2015 for work with his co-led jazz septet JKS. The septet released their debut album “Moonflower” later that year. Bobby was also invited to Ravinia’s Steans Institute Program for Jazz in 2014, where he studied with faculty Dr. David Baker, Rufus Reid, Curtis Fuller and Dr. Nathan Davis.
Bobby received his Master of Music degree from Indiana University as a student of Kurt Muroki and Jeremy Allen, and his Bachelor of Music degree from Kansas State University as a student of Gordon Lewis and David Littrell.